The garden is the highlight of the finca and it feels like an organism that grows and thrives if you take care of it. The garden was lovingly laid out by our previous owners 25 years ago and since then it has grown and flourished and it is fun to watch it do so.
Of course, such a garden is a lot of work, the plot is almost 4000 square metres, but that is part of the life of a finca and if you don’t enjoy it, you won’t feel comfortable here. Most of the work is done in spring, when everything grows much faster and you have to cut back the trees and remove weeds, depending on how often it rains. During the rest of the year, the work is mostly limited to watering, which, depending on the drought, means watering in addition to the automatic irrigation, which can take up to an hour a day.[/vc_column_text]
Besides palms, cypresses and various deciduous trees, we planted fruit trees again and again. Depending on the altitude, one or the other grows better and we had to experience again and again that not everything thrives at 800m altitude. We had no success with mango and papaya or bananas, for example.
But lemons, oranges, tangerines, peaches, apples, grapes,…. grow very well up here.
Here are a few more impressions of the garden!